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Wyclef Pleads With Haitian People To Stop The Violence

Posted By on April 1, 2008

The Haitian native and music artist, Wyclef Jean, is pleading with his people to stop the violence. According to Reuters, Wyclef recorded a radio ad denouncing crime and asking his fellow Haitians to work towards improving the country. Sponsored by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, the ad has been airing on Haitian radio stations several times a day. “If you love Wyclef, that means you love Haiti. So you should not be raping women, kidnapping people and children, because there can be no excuse for doing so,” Wyclef says in their native Creole dialect, continuing, “I reject these evil practices.” Haiti is overwhelmed by violence and crime and it has recently gotten worse. 36 people have apparently been kidnapped for ransom in March alone, with 30 in February. Wyclef was appointed goodwill ambassador for the country by Haitian president Rene Preval. U.N. Police spokesman said “All kinds of Haitians, the good guys as well as the bad guys, have a lot of appreciation for Wyclef for what he represents as a Haitian,” continuing, “So they would be more likely to be receptive to Wyclef’s message because they are all proud of him.”

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